2008-08-15

Paldo "Yukejang Hot & Spicy"

Brand: Paldo
Flavour: Yukejang Hot & Spicy
Format: foam bowl
Packets: two
Identifiables: noodle disc, veggie bits, spice
Sodium: 2.16 grams

Ah, Paldo, we meet again! You were my first review, and I said then that I looked forward to this review, precisely one month later. (Incidentally, it may be my last for a week or so; the brief hiatus is due to dental surgery. Don't worry, I'll be back to top form in no time.)

Preparation went about the same as before, very straightforward. Open foil lid on bowl, open two packets within and pour them in, add boiling water, wait. I couldn't help but think of the song "Chocolate Rain". Yu-ke-jaaaang... close the lid and-wait for three min-utes....

Take a moment and admire my mismatched chopsticks. Yeah, not sure what's up with that. Chopsticks in the dishwasher are kind of like socks in the dryer, apparently.

Anyhow, the resulting noodles were of a reasonably solid texture, the red-orange broth was nicely spicy without being overpowering, and the flavour is actually rather rich for apparently having no animal component to it. Seriously, from what I can tell this stuff is vegetarian. So, Paldo seems to have managed another decent, easily-enjoyable ramen. Good show. Also, I've seen these around in all sorts of supermarkets, so definitely take a look for it! (Sorry for the brief review, what what can I say? No mishaps, no revulsion, no curiosities.... Don't worry, I'm sure things will get crazy again after the break.)

As a note, thanks to the gentle proddings of loyal reader Patrick McK. (and hey, let me know if you want your name mentioned differently) I went to a particular local market to find a particular brand. That brand eluded me, but I found so many other interesting ones that I think my purchasing for Batch Two is near-complete.

Numbers: packaging 3, preparation 3, heat 3, flavour 4, overall 3

Music: Yukejang Hot & Spicy - Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii) - SkyTown

6 comments:

PatGund said...

Well, "Patrick" or my usual nom de plume, "PatGund" *smile*

Just got some more in the Mi Sedaap family of rameny goodness. Not sure if it will rank up with Indomie yet. And got extras to send a dear friend in Vancouver. :-)

PatGund said...

Oh, and email me with your addy if you want me to send you some IndoMie *smile*

HT market on Aurora has a pretty good range, but they're out of some IndoMie flavours.

Eric BVD said...

To bad this product processing plant has bugs in it which end up in the soup, thus no longer making it vegetarian, but I guess it adds flavor. Gotta love food products made in other countries with lower food quality controls

Jessie Tracer / Electric Keet said...

Eric:
I hate to break this to you, but... this is the case with every processing plant, no matter how modern, no matter the country. If that bothers you, then you're likely to starve before you eliminate every source of it from your diet. Furthermore, you're probably eating stuff far, far worse for you than insects.

smruti said...

They stopped making these noodles! I can't find them anywhere anymore. Probably good for my heart now, I guess - I would go through 20 of them a week.

DP said...

You find this in BJs